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Summary: The church must reach beyond it’s walls, to a lost and dying world.

TUNNEL VISION

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

TEXT:

Matthew 9:37 Then saith He unto His disciples, the Harvest is truly plenteous, But the labourers are few: 33. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His Harvest.

Matthew 28:19 GO YE THEREFORE, AND TEACH ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST. 20. TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU: AND, LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.

MARK 16:15 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.

I am pondering Tunnel Vision.

Tunnel vision is usually a product of glaucoma, high pressure in the eye.

This high pressure pushes the optic nerve until it

cups.

Often time glaucoma and tunnel vision happen so

slowly that the person afflicted does not notice the

damage until there is major vision loss.

Then treatment and medicine can restore very little.

With tunnel vision one can only see what is right in

front of them.

There is no peripheral vision, one can see only part

not the whole.

Do I really believe in hell?

What am I doing to turn eternities around?

1. Our enemy is constantly attacking the vision of the church.

He would love to afflict the leaders and membership

with tunnel vision. I hear this song on Gospel

radio, it says: "Lord, all I am asking for is for me

and my family to serve you."

I get so angry, I just turn the radio off.

Of course, we have to feed ourselves...

but we owe a debt to others.

Over the exit door’s of the church should be a

sign... YOU ARE ENTERING THE MISSION FIELDS.

2. Every born again believer must accept their call.

The first words Jesus says to us his disciples

is... "COME." But, we cannot stay.

Can you spell G-O-D without spelling G-O?

Can you spell G-O-S-P-E-L without G-O?

If the church meets and stays behind four walls,

holy ground, we fail God, the church, and our selves.

Every born again Christian has a duty ... A MISSION.

We are sent ones...

Often with professional clergy there can come a

feeling that I am exempt, that is what we pay them to

do.

God has commissioned every believer to touch others

for the cross’ sake.

3. WHAT IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT? What strategy have we developed to attack?

If we fail to plan, we are doomed to fail.

Remember, people don’t plan to fail, they fail to

plan.

Is the church equipping saints with a war plan?

Does not Romans 8:28 stipulate for all things to work

good... WE MUST BE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE?

What is your purpose? If you don’t know, how will you

ever do anything. Are you sent?

4. Pastors and Christian workers are not cowboys ... we don’t drive people.

We are shepherd’s, we lead, we set an example.

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people

perish...

We must teach the children, schools are a mission

field.

Place tracts, sermon strings, some kind of a tool in

their hands.

Why not get T-shirts with the 10 Commandments?

Factories and work places are serious mission

fields.

You are the only Bible many will read.


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